Security from a New Perspective

By Vogt, Tatjana | Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly, April 1, 2012 | Go to article overview

Security from a New Perspective


Vogt, Tatjana, Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly


The reports on reduced gas exports from Russia caused by freezing temperatures and Russia's increased own demand for energy exemplified Europe's dependence on Russian gas right at the start of the Munich Security Conference. Is this the chorus line matching the second panel on "Energy, Resources, and the Environment: New Security Parameters?"

The news on reduced deliveries sounds somewhat familiar and the unresolved Russia-Ukraine gas disputes spring to mind. Against this background, it comes as no surprise that President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych calls for fair play at the Munich Security Conference and deems trilateral talks between suppliers, transit countries and consumers necessary. To ensure energy security, President Yanukovych pursues a "consolidated approach" with regard to the energy community with the European Union.

Europe's intention to diversify gas supplies and obtain access to gas resources in the Caspian Basin motivates Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev to talk optimistically about the Southern Gas Corridor. He is happy to see "a true partnership" with the EU developing. It might definitely sound good to European ears to hear that Azerbaijan cares about environmental issues. Aliyev promoted his country by saying that it no longer exploited its natural resources ruthlessly and at nature's expense like in past decades. Nowadays, environmental protection aspects were becoming increasingly important. Moreover, Azerbaijan was allocating massive investments for renewable energies such as water power and solar energy despite possessing own fossil natural resources. In the discussion on energy security, EU Commissioner for Energy Gnther Oettinger's statement focused on the geopolitical aspects. The EU Commissioner spots three major trends marking the present situation: a globalized competition for energy sources, the emergence of a global energy market and a stronger correlation of energy and sustainability. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • A full archive of books and articles related to this one
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Security from a New Perspective
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.